The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Rebecca Wittmann

Associate Professor & Chair

On Leave: January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

Office Location:  Erindale Hall Residence, 1525 Outer Circle, Room 209D


Rebecca Wittmann (PhD, University of Toronto) is Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the Holocaust and postwar Germany, trials of Nazi perpetrators and terrorists, and German legal history. She has received fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). She has published articles in Central European History, German History, and Lessons and Legacies. Her book, Beyond Justice: The Auschwitz Trial (Harvard University Press, 2005) won the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History. She has just completed a year on research leave in Germany working on her second book project entitled Nazism and Terrorism: The Madjanek and Stammheim Trials in 1975 West Germany.

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  • PhD, University of Toronto
Rebecca Wittmann